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Theoderic Visigoths (abt. 0395 - abt. 0451)

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Theoderic (Theodoric I) "King of the Visigoths" Visigoths
Born about in Peuce Island, Dobruja, Bulgariamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Battle of Châlons, Troyes, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2011
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Categories: Battle of the Catalaunian Plains | Visigoth Ruling Families | Estimated Birth Date.

Preceded by
Theordoric I, King of the Visigoths
418 - 451[3]
Succeeded by



Theoderic (Theordoric; Theoderid) I, King of the Visigoths[5]

b. _____

d. 451 Battle of the Catalaunian Plains aka "Battle of Châlons." Location unknown, but currently thought to be around Châlons-en-Champagne.[6]

"Here King Theodoric [the Visigoth] while riding by to encourage his army, was thrown from his horse and trampled underfoot by his own men, thus ending his days at a ripe old age. But others say he was slain by the spear of Andag of the host of the Ostrogoths who were then under the sway of Attila. Then the Visigoths fell on the horde of the Huns and nearly slew Attila. But he prudently took flight and straightway shut himself and his companions within the barriers of the camp which he had fortified with wagons. [The battle now became confused: chieftains became separated from their forces: night fell with the Roman-Gothic army holding the field of combat.]"[1]

bur. Marne, France[7]

House: Balti Dynasty

The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.


The parents listed for this individual are speculative and may not be based on sound genealogical research. Sources to prove or disprove this ancestry are needed. Please contact the Profile Manager or leave information on the bulletin board.
Theoderic's parents are UNKNOWN.[8]


m. UNKNOWN (father: Alaric I, King of the Visigoths).[9]


It's unknown if the children share the same mother.[10]

  • dau. _____ (d. after 442)[11]
m (429 or later - 422 repudiated) Huneric (father: Genseric, King of the Vandals)
  • (son and s.) Thorismund, King of the Visigoths (d. 453)[12][13]
  • Theodoric II, King of the Visigoths (d.466)[14][15]
  • Frideric (Federico)[16]
  • Euric, King of the Visigoths (b. after 435 - Dec 484 Arles)[17][18]
  • Retemeris (Retimer)
  • Himnerith
  • dau. _____
m. Richgar "Requario" (d. Dec 456 Portugal)[19]


  1. Medieval Sourcebook: Jordanes: The Battle of Chalôns, 451 CE [1]
  • Gregory of Tours
  • Vita Sancti Aniani
MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.

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